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So I've had this PC together for about 2 months now and it's been running really smooth; my idle temps have consistently been 40-45C on cores 1/2/5/6 and 25-30C on Cores 3/4, since I put it together. I'm using an H70 to keep it cool and running at 4.326GHz.
Yesterday, however, cores 5/6 started idling at 70-75C. Obviously this is unacceptable I can't imagine what caused the change -- the other cores are the same as they were.
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post #2 of 14
That sounds dangerous. At idle that is too high, you should try reseating the heat sink and see if that helps, also you may try replacing the thermal paste.
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Sounds like a reseat is in order. I know its a pain though.
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I'll have to, unless it's something else. It seems unlikely though; I pasted it myself just months ago and made sure to do of a good job of it. The strangest thing is how it just changed overnight with nothing to cause it; I haven't even moved my case in the last month or so.
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post #5 of 14
Reinstall your heatsink. Your Idles are high enoughs.
     
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post #6 of 14
Either that or broken temp sensors.
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Part of me thinks it's the sensor. I'm going to stress test it to see what loads are like on those last 2 cores.
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post #8 of 14
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Either that or broken temp sensors.
I'm leaning towards this. I doubt only 2 cores would jump and not bring the others with it...
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post #9 of 14
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Under load my temperatures dropped to about 60C on those cores that were idling high. All of my others averaged 45C. Afterward the idle temps went back to being normal on the others, and back up to 70-75C on the ones I'm wondering about.
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post #10 of 14
looks like you are fine then
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